Signatory

Clynelish

1989, South African Sherry Butt

ABV 58.7%
REVIEWED Issue 22
Specifications
Brand: Clynelish, Signatory
Expression: 1989, South African Sherry Butt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 58.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Buttery sweetness. Rum. Bananas. Is this the 'sherry' of South Africa or the whin of the Highlands? I am not sure.
Palate: Banana liqueur. Then smoky, like a pancake that has burned slightly.
Finish: Soothing, caramel-ish, with some leafy spiciness.
Comment: A very unusual expression of Clynelish.
7.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Smoky. Some waxiness and a grapey note as well. Madeira cask like in its charred dry notes.
Palate: Better than the nose, sweet and rich and coats the mouth. Another which is all feel. The singed note comes back towards the finish.
Finish: A little dirty?
Comment: At the risk of being pedantic are you allowed to call it South African sherry?
7.3
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